Articles written by Capt. Chuck Uzzle

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 By Capt. Chuck Uzzle    Sports 

It's right in front of you

“You can’t see the forest for the trees” is a well-used phrase that I’m sure each of us has not only heard but can completely relate to in some form or fashion. On more than on... — Updated 5/14/2024

 

Cove Marina quickly becoming top local spot on the water

There have always been places in the community that were considered "constants", places that just seemed like they would always be there. One such place has been brought back to... — Updated 5/7/2024

 

It's always the right time to explore new water

The launch was uncrowded and the temperatures were already starting to climb as Ron Begnaud and I prepared to head out in search of some willing redfsih in the marsh. Begnaud, who... — Updated 4/30/2024

 

No wrong choice

You ever wonder what a 64 pack of Crayola crayons, 31 flavors of ice cream at Baskin Robbins, or bags of assorted candy have in common? The answer is they offer something for... — Updated 4/23/2024

 

Complimentary and can't do without

One of the biggest and most intriguing factors that keep fishermen coming back day after day is the process of discovery, figuring out the puzzle so to speak. The task of sifting... — Updated 4/16/2024

 

Overlooked, under appreciated, and cooked well done

It’s a given during certain months that there will be tons of ink dedicated to the pursuit of certain fish. There are “big trout” months, “flounder run” fiestas, and “spotted... — Updated 4/9/2024

 

Sometimes you just have to laugh

From my perch on the poling platform I often have plenty of time to think while I push my little boat around the marsh. The standard stuff that goes through every fisherman’s m... — Updated 4/2/2024

 

 Leading the charge into spring

Just about any Texas fisherman who ever wet a line knows that the spring is full of many things, most of which fall into the category of uncertainty and unpredictability. The all... — Updated 3/26/2024

 

Spring break on Sabine Lake

Next week marks the annual hiatus from school that kids of all ages look for once the Christmas holidays are over, spring break is here! During this week off from the rigorous... — Updated 3/12/2024

 

More than one "right way"

You ever wonder what a 64 pack of Crayola crayons, 31 flavors of ice cream at Baskin Robbins, or bags of assorted candy have in common? The answer is they offer something for... — Updated 3/5/2024

 

Sportsmen head to the ballot box as winds slow down local fishing

A steady dose of big south wind has just wreaked havoc on the local fishing scene and all but shut down the open water of Sabine Lake. As water conditions have improved the winds... — Updated 2/27/2024

 

Overall bite continues to improve

The loud noises you have been hearing from your neighbors garage more than likely have been the sounds of fishing tackle emerging from winter hibernation. The combination of warmer... — Updated 2/20/2024

 

Simple approach for best results

I have no idea why we as anglers are constantly trying to complicate things, always re-inventing the wheel and adding corners. In our never ending quest to catch more and bigger... — Updated 2/13/2024

 

Making the best out of the worst

It's a common known fact that we have some of the craziest weather in the world here in Texas, especially on the coast. January and February have historically been some of our... — Updated 1/30/2024

 

Texas anglers are encouraged to "think outside the baitcaster"

“Howdy Tex” was a common greeting from other anglers as Bink Grimes and I strode down the sidewalk towards our waiting boat. “I wonder how they know we’re from Texas” I thought t... — Updated 1/23/2024

 

Take control of your winter fishing opportunities

How many times have you had it happen to you? After hours of fishing, struggling, changing baits, and changing tactics it finally happens, the fish finally decide to cooperate and a... — Updated 1/16/2024

 

Waterfowl hunters head for the home stretch

Just like the old saying “all good things must come to an end” the 2023-2024 waterfowl season is almost over. Texas hunters will have until January 28th to get it done while the... — Updated 1/9/2024

 

Cold weather fishing requires a different approach

In all the major bay systems along the Texas gulf coast die hard big trout hunters are licking their lips in anticipation of finding that one truly big speckled trout of a... — Updated 1/2/2024

 

Spinnerbaits are the dirty water alternative

Any tackle geek knows they are the next great weapon in the angling arsenal, saltwater spinnerbaits have come to the coast and the redfish have a new enemy. They come in array of... — Updated 12/26/2023

 

4th quarter rally for waterfowl hunters

For months the faithful waited in anticipation for opening day and in what seems to be the blink of an eye the 2023-24 duck season is just about gone. With a few weeks to go before... — Updated 12/19/2023

 

Jerk baits take the guess work out of winter fishing

Cooler water and air temperatures along with overcast days conjure up a recipe for the coastal plugger and big fish are the main course on the angling menu. These conditions... — Updated 12/12/2023

 

Lessons learned in warmer months spell winter success

It's a common known fact that we have some of the craziest weather in the world here in Texas, especially on the coast. December, January and February have historically been some of... — Updated 12/5/2023

 

Finding a winter window of opportunity 

How many times have you had it happen to you? After hours of fishing, struggling, changing baits, and changing tactics it finally happens, the fish finally decide to cooperate and a... — Updated 11/21/2023

 

Louisiana duck season opens while Texas hunters continue to do well

A steady stream of boats, hunters, and dogs crowded the local launches Saturday morning as the Louisiana duck season officially opened just one week after Texas got started. Adams... — Updated 11/14/2023

 

Season opener does not disappoint

There are very few things that are as satisfying as a well thought out plan coming together and for many local hunters that’s exactly what this past weekends opener provided. N... — Updated 11/7/2023

 

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